Pitching IVF against adoption is a failure (the Cafcass report) by Berenice Smith

On the 2nd November, the Daily Telegraph ran a report by Antony Douglas of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) that claims that ‘The ever-improving success of IVF has led to fewer children being adopted.’

Douglas claims "IVF used to be around 7% successful and now it's around 30%. So as a choice, adoption is competing with lots of other ways of having children."

Now I don’t know about you but the figures I read from the HFEA state that in 2012 IVF was 76% failure rate. Maths was never my strong point but taking into account the figures from Douglas, we should all be getting pregnant through IVF by now.

The part of this report that astounds me is that someone who is in such a high profile position didn’t think to consult with one of the many support services for IVF patients. It rides roughly over the thoughts and feeling of those who want to be parents.

To read the full article by Berenice Smith of Walk in Our Shoes, click here